Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups

When Sep 04, 2018 04:00 PM to
Sep 05, 2018 05:15 PM
Where Shumaker Research Building room 139
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Big Hunger BookA special lecture by Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger, which argues that many key anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages.

Food banks and food pantries were meant to be a stopgap measure, but manufacturing jobs never came back, recession followed, and the “emergency food system” became an industry.

Fisher's research finds that efforts to end hunger, reduce obesity, and reform farm subsidies are compromised by corporate interests.

Encouragingly, Big Hunger sets forth a vision for what we can do to put food banks out of business and solve hunger. 

This event is co-sponsored by UofL's Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, and the Departments of Anthropology and Urban & Public Affairs.